Toilet Etiquette for the Unlucky Bunch

Did you get duped by St. Patrick’s Day? Did you pick up the wrong clover and have the worst kind of luck- encountering a bathroom that is disgusting and terribly kept? If that’s you, you’re not alone. Most of us have had a bad experience with a public bathroom. Why? Because people don’t know proper toilet etiquette!

The Plumbing & Air Service Co. has had enough of these unlucky encounters, so we’ve come up with some tips to help you maintain good toilet etiquette and avoid nasty bathrooms, as well as prevent a plumbing emergency!

Toilet Cleaning and Flushing Etiquette

When it comes to toilet etiquette, the very least we can do is keep the toilet clean by flushing the toilet and wiping the seat clean when we’re done using it.

We understand that there are some who believe in only occasionally flushing the toilet to conserve water and, while we appreciate your dedication to preserving Earth’s natural resources, we strongly urge you to keep these practices confined to your private bathroom.

When using a public restroom, or even a bathroom in your own home that you share with other people, proper etiquette is to flush every time. The other part of toilet cleaning that should always be done is to wipe down the toilet seat if you leave it in less than pristine condition when you use it.

Just doing these two simple things can greatly improve the luck of the next person to use the bathroom after you, as it prevents them having to interact with something they didn’t want to see in the bathroom.

Repiping and Disposal Etiquette

What does repiping have to do with toilet etiquette? Well, if you have good toilet etiquette, then the two should never interact, but if you have bad toilet etiquette, you may find that it will lead to pipe damage that can result in a need for repiping services. How does toilet etiquette get so bad it requires repiping?

Because improper use of the toilet as a garbage bin can lead to clogs and pipe damage. You can prevent the need for repiping services (and save yourself a lot of money) by keeping the following out of your toilet:

  • Beauty aids like Q-Tips and cotton pads
  • Large wads of toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair

Plumbing Emergency Etiquette

Now, we know that keeping perfect toilet etiquette is not always easy. Sometimes, you may be in a rush and forget to flush the toilet. Other times, you may have indulged in a little too much St. Patrick's Day celebrating and forgotten to aim.

We get it; nobody’s perfect all the time, but when we forget our toilet etiquette, it can lead to serious plumbing issues, and eventually a plumbing emergency. The moral of this story is that we can all do a little more to improve our toilet etiquette, beginning with a campaign reminding people to #keepyouraim!

Don’t forget that toilet etiquette is as much for your benefit as it is for the benefit of others sharing a bathroom for you, whether it be in a public bathroom, or in your home. Stay intentional about having proper toilet etiquette, and don’t hesitate to call The Plumbing & Air Service Co. at (336) 502-8540 if you have a plumbing emergency in Greensboro, NC.